We went past CGuy on our way. Our trailer was only half full and he had stuff which he needed to transport. Unfortunately, he couldn't fit his bee hive on - not this time... :)
Arriving at the farm, this sight greeted my eyes...
|A bulging veggie patch...|
The mealies (corn) I had planted in a clump inside as we didn't have time to get them on irrigation. They are doing so-so - next year they'll get their own outside, irrigated bed, and they'll have sunflowers and beans to keep them company. They look healthy, but don't have too many husks on them. But I reckon they'll provide me with seed for next season, so they aren't a total loss.
|Plants spilling out into the paths|
|A couple of radish plants had gone to seed - they're|
being saved for next year :)
|Giant spinach leaves - that cooler box with it's|
handle up stands 50cms high
The largest leaves were over 65cms long...
|The armfuls of spinach made a huge pile|
on the kitchen floor
The three aubergine (eggplant) plants were weighed down with fruit - this is a picture of just some of them .
|The egg box is so that you can get a size comparison|
|Thumbs up from the aubergines :)|
Unfortunately, the beans weren't that happy - they need to be picked sooner than they were, so I had a few dry pods on the plants. Never mind, I now have seed for next year. I'm harvesting quite a bit from the town plants, so we aren't going without.
|Yellow and purple Franchi Sementi been seeds|
And even my poor neglected potatoes surprised me. Bearing in mind that their planting and last watering was on 9th January, and they were planted right at the base of the tyre tower. I was pleased just to see growth peeping above the soil.
|Potato plants hanging in there|
The tyres aren't on irrigation... yet :)
But, my greatest surprise was...
|My first ever pumpkin|
A good few hours (roughly 7 - 3 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday) of de-tangling, supporting, weeding and harvesting - just what I need to make me a happy little puppy :)
Thank You - another blessing to be grateful for.